Look for some close team battles between Texas and Cal on both the men’s and the women’s sides tonight, as the 200 MR and 800 FR will be contested on day one.
Orinda Aquatics’ Adriana Smith won’t have far to travel when she joins the Cal Bears in the fall of 2024.
Wilson, a fifth-year senior who has finished as high as third at the NCAA Championships in the 200 IM, appears to be seeking options elsewhere this season.
Backstroker Finley Anderson from University of Denver Hilltoppers has verbally committed to swim for Cal in 2024-25.
It should come as no surprise—the Virginia women rank #1 in our pre-season NCAA power rankings.
Stadden will return to Cal for her junior year after entering her name into the transfer portal just over a month ago.
Ivey was Cal’s highest individual scorer at both the 2022 Pac-12 and NCAA Championships and was highlighted by a runner-up finish in the 200 free at NCAAs.
A full recap of the top finishers and records broken during the 2022 Women’s NCAA Championships, which UVA won in decisive fashion.
Ellen Walshe of Tennessee is seeded 3rd in back-to-back events -the 400 IM and 100 fly- on Friday night.
Michigan’s Maggie MacNeil will look to defend her 100 butterfly title tonight after placing 5th in prelims. MacNeil is the NCAA record holder in the event.
Day Three will feature heats of the 400 IM, 100 fly, 200 free, 100 breast, and 100 back followed by the preliminary rounds of diving.
Virginia junior Kate Douglass broke the American, U.S. Open, NCAA, meet, and pool records in the 50 free in prelims with 20.87.
Penn’s Lia Thomas, a transgender swimmer who has attracted international attention, swims her 1st NCAA race on Thursday morning as top seed in the 500 free.
Stanford’s Taylor Ruck had the fastest split of the night in the 800 freestyle relay with a 1:40.49. That split helped earned the Cardinal win.
Huske and MacNeil have met at the international level, but now they will meet at the NCAA level. Huske is the top seed, but MacNeil holds the NCAA record